To mix up its product offerings a bit after celebrating its 25th year in business during 2016, New Belgium Brewing is excited to announce four new year-round releases to ring in the new year of 2017. These four new beers include Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour and Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale.
Of these four new offerings, the Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale is the first release in a new line of hop forward beers under the Voodoo Ranger umbrellas of IPAs. Two long standing IPAs will evolve into this new line that includes Ranger IPA changing into Voodoo Ranger IPA and Rampant Imperial IPA into Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA. Then Blue Paddle Pilsener will morph into New Belgium Bohemian Pilsener.
With these new offerings comes news of the demise of a few varieties that have been in the marketplace for a few years. These three offerings that will be discontinued are Snapshot Wheat, Slow Ride Session IPA and Shift Pale Lager. The other change that will take place is that Sunshine Wheat will have a label change showing of the Colorado State Flag to signify its roots.
“This is our most ambitious portfolio reimagining since our beginnings,” said New Belgium Brewing spokesperson, Bryan Simpson in a news release. “We’ve got a lot of excitement, momentum, and energy coming out of the pilot system and that makes for a bounty of great beers with interesting twists. We are very much back into experimentation and risk taking and that is hugely energizing for the whole brewery. 2017 is shaping up to be an awesome year for drinking beer.”
Here’s a list of beers that will be hitting the market place now through January 2017 with descriptions provided by New Belgium Brewing.
Voodoo Ranger IPA
Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing finish. 7% ABV, 52 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans and draft.
Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA
A bold imperial IPA with a rare blend of Mosaic, Calypso, Bravo, and Delta hops creates an explosion of fresh cut pine and citrus flavors. 9% ABV and 85 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and draft.
Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Ale
A brilliantly balanced pale ale packed with citrus and tropical fruit flavors from eight different hops. 5.5% ABV, 35 IBUs. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans and draft.
Dayblazer Easygoing Ale
A refreshing golden ale with a slightly sweet, crisp finish and notes of honeycomb. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-, 15-, and 24-pk 12-oz cans and (for the first time ever from New Belgium) 24-oz single cans.
Citradelic Exotic Lime Ale
A crisp golden ale bursting with juicy Persian lime, fresh coriander and a hint of cracked black pepper. 5.3% ABV. Available in 12oz bottles only.
Tartastic Lemon Ginger Sour Ale
Refreshing tank soured ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of lemon and ginger. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-oz bottles and cans as well as draft.
New Belgium Bohemian Pilsener
Elegantly simple and crisp, this pilsener is clean and easy-drinking with a light, spicy noble hop bite. 4.8% ABV. Available in 12-oz bottles.
These new New Belgium beers are currently arriving in the marketplace thru mid-January 2017. Please visit http://www.newbelgium.com for further information.